How the Brain Processes Causal Inferences in Text

@article{Mason2004HowTB,
  title={How the Brain Processes Causal Inferences in Text},
  author={Robert A. Mason and Marcel Adam Just},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={1 - 7}
}
  • R. Mason, M. Just
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
Theoretical models of text processing, such as the construction-integration framework, pose fundamental questions about causal inference making that are not easily addressed by behavioral studies. In particular, a common result is that causal relatedness has a different effect on text reading times than on memory for the text: Whereas reading times increase linearly as causal relatedness decreases, memory for the text is best for events that are related by a moderate degree of causal… 
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